Tag Archives: #transwoman

Tona Brown, violinist and mezzo-soprano

Today I awoke to a world filled with challenges both public (the government is still shutdown) and personal (can I make room in my life to finish my python class?) but I happened upon a ray of sunshine in the story of Tona Brown.

Tona Brown is an African American Transgender violinist and vocalist who has performed for North American and European audiences. She began playing the violin at the age of 10. Soon, Tona was winning music scholarships and competitions.

As an adult, Tona Brown has performed the National Anthem before President Obama. This honor makes Tona the first transgender person to perform for a US president while he is still in office.

Read more about Tona Brown, watch her youtube series and enjoy her music on itunes.

Documentary of transgender elder, Miss Major, now in production

Please donate to the production of the documentary of Miss Major . Miss Major is a living testament to the indomitable spirit of our trans elders. She was present at the riotous beginnings of the LGBT movement in the US. Today, Miss Major serves the trans* community as the Executive Director of the Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project.